- simple past tense and past participle of aby.
- Archaic. to pay the penalty of.
- to endure; continue.
- to undergo suffering as a penalty.
Origin of aby
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- (tr) archaic to pay the penalty for; redeem
Word Origin for aby
Old English ābycgan to pay for, atone for, from bycgan to buy
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